AS Paralegal Studies | Ana G. Mendez University

AS Paralegal Studies

Associate in Science in Paralegal Studies

This program is designed to prepare students to work in the legal field for law firms, banks, corporations, and government agencies in the performance of delegated, substantive legal services under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Students receive instruction in the substantive and procedural law necessary to function in the legal environment under the direction and supervision of attorneys in areas such as civil litigation, real property, legal research and writing, business organizations, and legal technology. Students will understand the ethical framework within which they will work and will be able to analyze and communicate effectively in these areas. Instruction stresses practical applications. Note: Paralegals cannot give legal advice, represent a client, or provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Employment Opportunities

  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Researcher
  • Case Preparation


Admission Requirements
  1. The applicant must provide evidence of a standard high school diploma or its equivalent.
  2. Applicants who have completed previous college level coursework must provide evidence of a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and an official transcript from the transferring institution (this means a document issued by the institution which includes an official seal, generally with a stamp stating “official transcript”).
  3. If the applicant is enrolling in a bilingual program, before enrolling in any course, applicant may be required to take a language proficiency assessment. Please refer to the AGMU Placement Protocol and the Transfer Credit Policy.
  4. Send by e-mail a full color front and back copy of a valid identification (government issued ID) with a photo to evidence an address where the applicant resides. This ID can be:
  • Driver’s License
  • International students may submit a Citizenship card
  • or certificate of citizenship (International Students)

Some academic programs may have other specific requirements. Refer to Specific Programs Requirements section in the catalog for more information.

Conditional Admission
  1. If a student is required to present a transcript, to validate the high school GPA for entrance in a specific program, it will be a conditional admission until submittal of an official transcript in a 30-days period from the beginning of the course (term).
  2. If students do not submit the required documentation the admission and enrollment will be canceled.
  3. If a student does not comply with the GPA for any of the programs, high school grade of interest or re-admission, he will be referred to the admission committee. Federal financial aid is not available to conditionally admitted students.

On-Campus

English & Bilingual

8 Weeks


Online

Spanish & English

8 Weeks